After years of waiting, a National Broadband Network (NBN) upgrade is finally happening – delivering faster broadband services to homes and businesses across Australia.

The network is currently only available to one in three Australians. NBN is promising to complete half of the nation’s homes and workspaces by June this year, with three quarters expected to be finished by 2018. Everyone should be hooked up by 2020.

The company has also updated its pre-existing address-checking function, which now allows you to search when your address will be connected to the network.

On average, the NBN delivers network accessibility to around 60,000 new Australian homes and businesses each week. When it reaches your area, you’ll be able to contact the service provider of your choice to make the final connection and get it installed. The system comes with a choice in speed.

So far, the NBN rollout has reached all major Australian cities, but very few rural areas. A few exceptions include Nungarin in WA and Lightning Ridge in NSW. Check out this map for a bird’s eye view of the connected areas to date.

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